Loading...
 

Podcast: MINT earns W.A.G.E. certification

Executive Director Cory Klose talks about the arts non-profit's future

IMG 1786
Photo credit: Chad Radford
ARTS AND COMMERCE: MINT, located at 92 Peachtree S.W. recently earned W.A.G.E. certification.
Radio Station Carousel Promotion See our CL radio site for more podcasts

 

Since 2006, MINT has provided a (sometimes roving) space where Atlanta’s young artists and creative communities can show their work. Over the years, MINT, now located at 92 Peachtree Street S.W., has exhibited contemporary and experimental works by more than 1,000 artists. In November, the organization announced that it has become W.A.G.E. certified — that’s an anagram for Working Artists and the Greater Economy.

W.A.G.E. is a New York-based organization focused on regulating payments and maintaining sustainable relationships between artists and the institutions who contract their work, regardless of sales. To see this through, MINT partnered with the City of Atlanta and an anonymous donor to raise $10,000 to fun W.A.G.E. efforts. MINT's certification is retroactively effective as of July 1, 2018.

Being included on the W.A.G.E roster places MINT on a short list of high-profile galleries, museums, and arts organizations such as The Art Institute of Chicago, The Guggenheim, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and MOMA. MINT is also the first W.A.G.E.-certified organization in the state of Georgia, which, according to the National Assembly of Arts Agencies, ranks 49th lowest per capita arts funding in the U.S.

To talk more about what becoming W.A.G.E. certified means, MINT’s Executive Director Cory Klose paid a visit to CL’s Short Notice studio.

On Sat., Dec. 8, MINT hosts an opening reception for Small Enough To Hold, an exhibition featuring works by Leap Year artist Crystal Desai (on view through Jan. 12). Free. from 7-10 p.m. 92 Peachtree Street S.W.



MINT Executive Director Cory Klose. Photo by Anne Staveley. A LOOK INSIDE MINT. Photo by Sarah Nathaniel. A LOOK INSIDE MINT. Photo by Sarah Nathaniel. A LOOK INSIDE MINT. Photo by Sarah Nathaniel. A LOOK INSIDE MINT. Photo by Sarah Nathaniel.

Music for this podcast is provided by Delorean Gray.

 



More By This Writer

Article

Tuesday March 2, 2021 02:01 pm EST
Drivin N Cryin live from Hollywood, the ASO’s Robert Spano goes to Fort Worth, and new music from GG King and NRCSST | more...

Article

Monday March 1, 2021 03:33 pm EST
A guide to outdoors in Atlanta | more...

Article

Sunday December 27, 2020 04:00 am EST
Best bets for a crispy-fried quick fix come last call | more...

Article

Monday December 7, 2020 05:32 pm EST
Divisive band’s first album is reissued | more...

Article

Monday November 9, 2020 11:32 am EST
New cuts from Lesibu Grand, 21 Savage, and Misanthropic Aggression | more...
Search for more by Chad Radford

Culture, Arts, Murals/Graffiti, Visual Arts , Homepage

Tuesday March 2, 2021 06:26 pm EST
a Creative Loafing podcast | more...

Food and Drink, Beer, First Draft Portal, Homepage

Monday March 1, 2021 08:31 pm EST
a Creative Loafing podcast | more...

Food and Drink, Beer, First Draft Portal, Homepage

Wednesday February 24, 2021 06:02 pm EST
a Creative Loafing podcast | more...

Food and Drink, Beer, First Draft Portal, Homepage

Friday February 19, 2021 01:43 pm EST
a Creative Loafing podcast | more...

Culture, Food and Drink, Beer, First Draft Portal, Homepage

Tuesday February 16, 2021 06:17 pm EST
a Creative Loafing podcast | more...

Culture, Homepage, Atlanta History, Things to Do

Thursday February 11, 2021 07:00 pm EST
a Creative Loafing podcast | more...

Food and Drink, Beer, First Draft Portal, Homepage

Friday January 22, 2021 12:38 pm EST
a Creative Loafing podcast | more...

Food and Drink, Beer, First Draft Portal, Homepage

Monday January 18, 2021 06:17 pm EST
a Creative Loafing podcast | more...

Food and Drink, Beer, Homepage

Friday January 8, 2021 05:47 pm EST
a Creative Loafing podcast | more...

Culture, Homepage

Wednesday December 2, 2020 07:26 pm EST
a Creative Loafing podcast | more...